Feb 6 - 10, 2017 | Sanya, China

29th Session of the GEWEX Scientific Steering Group (SSG-29)


Hosted by Professor Xin Li
6–10 February 2017, Sanya, China

Beijing: 9 AM – 5 PM
EDT: 8 PM – 4 AM
CET: 2 AM – 10 AM

Monday, 6 February 2017

8:30-8:50 Registration

9:00-9:15 Opening and Welcome (Sonia Seneviratne, Graeme Stephens, Peter van Oevelen, Xin Li)

9:15-9:30 Logistics (Xin Li, Peter van Oevelen)

9:30-10:30 WCRP JPS Report (30 min discussion) (Boram Lee for David Carlson)

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-11:30 SSG Co-Chairs’ Report

Report Part 1 (Graeme Stephens, Sonia Seneviratne)
Report Part 2 (Graeme Stephens, Sonia Seneviratne)

11:30-11:45 Out of the Box Meeting (Sonia Seneviratne)

11:45-12:00 Discussion (Sonia Seneviratne, Graeme Stephens)

12:00-12:30 IGPO Report (Peter van Oevelen)

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:30 NOAA (Annarita Mariotti)

14:30-15:00 WWRP (Paolo Ruti, Sarah Jones)

15:00-15:15 CliC (Lawrence Hislop)

15:15-15:30 CLIVAR (Lei Han)

15:30-16:00 Break 

16:00-16:30 ESA (Michael Rast)

16:30-16:50 New Member Presentation (Branka Ivancan-Picek)

16:50-17:10 New Member Presentation: A Regional Hydrological Project for the Andes-Amazon System (German Poveda)

17:10-17:30 New Member Presentation (Gianpaolo Balsamo)

17:30-18:00 JSC Action Items (Graeme Stephens, Sonia Seneviratne, Peter van Oevelen)

18:00 Adjourn

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

8:30-9:00 NASA (Jared Entin via Skype)

9:00-9:20 New Member Presentation (Michael Bosilovich via Skype)

9:20-9:40 JSC Member Presentation: A Review of CHRS Satellite Datasets (Soroosh Sorooshian)

9:40-10:00 What is our knowledge of the function of semi-arid regions? (Nathalie de Noblet)

10:00-10:30 GEWEX Conference Science Program (Sonia Seneviratne)

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:30 GLASS Panel – Science/Action Items (Michael Ek, Gab Abramowitz)

GABLS-4: GEWEX Atmospheric Boundary Layer Study

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 GHP Panel – Science/Action Items (Joan Cuxart)

15:30-16:00 Break

16:00-17:30 GDAP Panel – Science/Action Items (Remy Roca via Skype)

17:30-18:00 Discussion on Future Atmospheric Science Studies (Graeme Stephens)

18:00 Adjourn

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

8:30-9:00 Monsoon Panel (Michael Ek via Skype)

9:00-9:30 Extremes Grand Challenge (Sonia Seneviratne)

9:30-10:00 Water Grand Challenge (Jan Polcher, Peter van Oevelen)

10:00-10:30 South Korean Programs (B.J. Sohn)

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-11:30 Host Presentations I

Introduction to The Third Pole Environment (TPE) (Prof. Alikun, Xin Li)
Grand Challenges of TPE Water Cycle Research (Kun Yang)

11:30-12:30 Host Presentations II

Land Data Assimilation in China: A Review (Xin Li)
Dominant Heating, Water Transport, and Climate Pattern, Part 1 (Guoxiong Wu)
Dominant Heating, Water Transport, and Climate Pattern, Part 2 (Guoxiong Wu)
New Approaches to Improving NWP Generated Precipitation Predictions (Qingyun Duan)

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:30 JSC Report (Guy Brasseur via Skype)

14:30-17:00 Excursion

18:30 Banquet

Thursday, 9 February 2017

8:30-9:00 Rapporteur Report GHP (Michael Bosilovich, German Poveda)

9:00-9:30 Rapporteur Report GDAP (Remko Uijlenhoet, Gianpaolo Balsamo)

9:30-10:00 Rapporteur Report GLASS (Nathalie de Noblet, Branka Ivancan-Picek)

10:00-10:30 Discussion on Atmospheric Modeling and Processes Studies (GASS Future) (Graeme Stephens, Peter van Oevelen/Sonia Seneviratne)

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-11:30 Host Presentations III

A Water Cycle Observation Mission (WCOM) (Jiancheng Shi)
DBAR-Water and Ongoing Projects (Li Jia)
Climate Change: Carbon Budget and Relevant Issues (Lu Daren)

11:30-12:30 Other activities (Graeme Stephens, Sonia Seneviratne)

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:30 Draft Actions and Recommendations from SSG-28 (Peter van Oevelen)

14:30-15:30 Next Meeting, AOB (Peter van Oevelen, Sonia Seneviratne, Graeme Stephens)

WCRP’s Reflections on the Review and Assessment Process

15:30-16:00 Break

16:00-16:30 Adjourn


The background photo by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center is used under the Creative Commons license.